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at mitt romney election headquarters in boston. >> and mark live in chicago at the obama headquarters and mark let's start with you there obviously an exciting time in chicago. >> half hour ago when they made the announcement this place erupted. reminded me of 4 years ago in grant park. let me show you the crowd, mike move up to the front of the little riser space here and show you the crowd that stretches from one end of the hall to the other. it is i would guess 10,000. if you lack down to the end of the hall. big crowd. every time another state is announced that crowd just goes crazy. it is completely chalked full of people. i have been talking to the national field director of the campaign that told me really the key to this win tonight was the ground game. we have been hearing that for days but listen to this figure just released today. they say they registered 1.79 million new voters just in the swing states and that doubles the number of all the registered voters that they signed up in 2008. earlier tonight i was talking with california attorney general pamela harris
just voted for himself about five minutes ago and he did it near his home in boston. then he is taking the unusual step to continue to campaign on election day. he has scheduled a stop before he heads back to his election day headquarters in boston. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama is already back home in chicago and they will be watching the election returns come in from there. coming up, we will have an election day guide to the key moments of when the results are expected to come in. >>> right now both democrats and republicans here in the bay area are trying a last ditch effort to get out and cast their votes. here is more on who they are targeting. tara? >>> we are here at the democratic campaign headquarters, these are some volunteers. they came here to where it says sign in and they will be calling in the key battleground states. they are given a guide as to what it should say and there is some tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swi
. thanks very much. >> abc7 news reporter laura anthony is with the romney campaign in boston. >> hi, carolyn. quite a different scene here in boston. as exciting and exhilarating as it sounds like it was in chicago, here in boston pretty early on in the evening it was pretty clear that things were not going the way the romney supporters had hoped they would. especially when the swing states started falling one by one. everyone here had pinned their hopes on winning at least some of those. as they watched them go one by one in obama's favor it was clear this was not going to be a good night. at about 5:00 to 1:00 in the morning, 12:55 here local time governor romney took the stage behind me. he came out all alone. the cheers were subdued i would say. the crowd was large, but very quiet. he began to make his remarks. he said he called the president. he had conceded to the president and then he talked about what he hoped for the country in the months to come. >> the nation as you know is at a critical point. we cannot risk particle bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to
continuing to campaign. he then heats heads back in boston. the first lady michelle obama and president barack obama are heading home watching the election returns come in from there. we will have an election day guide to all of the key moments for when results are expected to come in. >>> both democrats and republicans are starting their last election and have ewill have more on who they are targeting. >>> campaign headquarters will be targeting voters in swing states. you can see all the people they are supporting and inside everything is ready to go. inside it is the symbol, the one they say represents politics. they were just as busy targeting places such as florida ohio and virginia. overnight the energy level in the volunteers has just soared and people have started coming in and calling and wanting to help. >> reporter: now democrats say they are targeting republicans and undecided voters and they are hoping to convince people president barack obama needs to finish what he started. >> we need to know what the facts are and to have to be able to share that with other people. >> bo
basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkston in boston. mitt and ann romney voted this morning in the boston suburban of belmont. he won't waste anytime today. he is now headed to am can pain rallies in cleveland and pittsburgh, saying momentum is on his side. >> these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. >> yes, sir! >> it's evident in the size of these crowds. >> reporter: and the first election results are in. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: dixville notch gave 5 votes to each, president obama and mitt romney. it's the first town in the nation to vote. and we just received word that mitt romney and ann romney have cast their ballots as he was leaving the polling place someone asked him, who did you vote for? his response, i think you know. reporting live in boston, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> i think we all know. all right. randall pinkston in boston, thank you. >>> vice president joe biden and his wife jill cast their ballots early this
early voters mitt romney, new video just in romney emerged from his polling place in boston moments ago. he cast his rote in belmont, massachusetts. tonight he detail -- he will head to nearby boston. first last minute campaigning in ohio and pennsylvania both battle tkpwhrupbd states. president obama and the first lady are in chicago this morning. air force one arrived in the city last night following campaign stops in several battleground states. mr. obama will not be voting today he and the first lady cast their votes early. tonight election night party [ unintelligible ] >>> here in california one of the most closely watched races today will be prop 30. amy hollyfield joins you live from oakland where the governor is expected to cast his ballot in the next hour. >> reporter: here at fire station 6, governor brown will be surrounded by teachers and students he is not the only one advocating for the proposition. yesterday former labor secretary robert reich held a rally. regents said tuition would go up $2400 next semester without prop 30. governor brown held rallies yesterday across
and could still unseat him. tahman bradley joins us from romney headquarters in boston. >> reporter: mitt romney will take that stage behind me tonight giving what he hopes is his victory steve. today he is out campaigning, -- victory speech. today he is out campaigning. the most expensive presidential race in history is now in the hands of voters, mitt romney not done, making two more campaign stops today in ohio and pennsylvania after casting his ballot this morning in massachusetts. the campaign added a few stops knowing their path to victory is more narrow than president obama's. overnight romney held his final rally. >> your votes and your work here will help me become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: also last night, the former massachusetts governor appeared on monday night football where he told chris berman he deserves credit for the championships won by the patriots and red sox. >> as governor you get blamed for everything that goes wrong you might as well get credit for what goes right. >> reporter: the latest poll shows president obama leading among people
lost the election. >> reporter: this is what mitt romney faced when he awoke this morning in boston. freezing temperatures, gray skies, the stark reality that his dream of being president was over. we've learned right after romney made his concession speech, he made an unexpected decision to stay overnight at the westin hotel. >> it's a moving target when you work with the secret service. we did not expect the romney family to be staying overnight. >> reporter: his reporters left trying to figure out how the republicans win next time. >> the republican party needs to get they're house in order. stay out of people's private lives. leave women alone. >> reporter: the winner here was boston. the head of the convention and visiter's bureau told us boston came out at least $20 million richer, thanks to the romney campaign. 50 rooms just for his family and staff here. other hotels also at capacity. taxis and restaurants full. even the airports saw double the usual number of private jets. >> boston officials saying having the former governor of massachusetts here on election night was a go
awoke this morning in boston. freezing temperatures, gray skies, the stark reality that his dream of being president was over. we've learned right after romney made his concession speech, he made an unexpected decision to stay overnight at the westin hotel. >> it's a moving target when you work with the secret service. we did not expect the romney family to be staying overnight. >> reporter: his reporters left trying to figure out how the republicans win next time. >> the republican party needs to get they're house in order. stay out of people's private lives. leave women alone. >> reporter: the winner here was boston. the head of the convention and visiter's bureau told us boston came out at least $20 million richer, thanks to the romney campaign. 50 rooms just for his family and staff here. other hotels also at capacity. taxis and restaurants full. even the airports saw double the usual number of private jets. >> boston officials saying having the former governor of massachusetts here on election night was a godsend. just about making up for all the money lost last week from the
as it was. >> i'm laura anthony in boston where the convention center is aglow in red, white, and blue. this will be the headquarters for the mitt romney campaign on elex -- election night. after voting tomorrow night, the governor will head out to iowa and pennsylvania for some last-minute campaigning. then he will be here for what the republicans are hoping is a celebration. in boston, laura anthony, abc-7 news. >> carolyn: here's our schedule for reporting election results. we'll have a special area edition at 3:00, including live report from the campaign headquarters. abc's world news with diane sawyer will air followed by elux results, and then abc news primetime coverage at 8:30. we'll have a complete wrapup at 11:00. and you can get real-time results on abc7news.com the moments the polls close. we'll have live updates here and at facebook.com/abc news. >> a big important day tomorrow. the weather should be a great day to vote. we had record temperatures today. let's talk to sandy. she has a look at the radar. >> if you look at live doppler 7hd right now, the skies are clear. as
that went for him in the primaries and up for grabs. romney will vote in boston in an unusual move, he will fly to cleveland and pittsburgh to make a final appeal to working-class voters. >> vice president biden cast his ballot in delaware where he just voted with his wife. just like everybody else, the vice president stood in line for about 20 minutes, chatting it up with other voters. last night he made final pleas in virginia. >> national polls still tight, outcome of the presidential race is more likely to turn on which states each candidate wins, rather than the total popular vote. katie marzullo joins that story. >> reporter: this is the electoral map. we are going to have fun, do some . battleground states in yellow, you can see how the electoral votes stack up. let's say we give barack obama ohio, florida as well. he still is coming up five electoral votes shy of the 270 he's going to need that leaves him with nevada or iowa, at least new hampshire with four votes is not going do it. let's give mitt romney ohio and florida as well. he's quite a bit short still, 29. he's going t
house campaign and carl cameron who followed the romney campaign is live in boston. >> . >>> it's very, very close, they know it's a needle that needs to be thread, they are just wonder figure it can get done tonight, tomorrow or ever. >> carl cam cameron live with the camp tonight. let's go to ed henry. with the president's camp and live in chicago. hey ed. . >>> you have to be in line when the polls close right? you have to be in line when the polls close and if you are in line then you can stay in line and they promise you will be able to vote. that means people have been in line for at least four hours. how long was the line when they got there? it could have been longer than four hours. that's florida for you tonight. florida. it's always florida. there is the possibility of a recount in florida which frankly now mayor may not matter for the president but you have to do it. >> if it's with in 1% of each other. if you are talking about excitement of voters that's maybe your best indication that voters excited in how dominant the economy was in the election. where there are a lot
with 56 million. the romney crowd in boston was tense most of the night which guy way to disappointment. >>> paul and i have left everything on the field we have given our all to this campaign. >> reporter: the fact that only 72% of voters yesterday were -- >> what has happened with the republicans they are the republican party is a madmen party in a modern family america. >> reporter: while 77% of americans still the economy was in bad shape, romney only edged the president slightly in terms of who voters trusted to handle the situation. 49-48%. reporting live in chicago t.j. winick, abc news. >>> on capitol hill the president will face the same divided congress next year democrats retain control of senate, republicans the house. republicans lost three key seats. democrats strengthened their control, something that didn't seem likely. democrats have 52 seats plus two independents who generally vote with them republicans 45. senate race in north dakota still undecided. the house is staying in republican hands with 233 lawns and 185 democrats. 17 undied -- undecided house democrats will
in the westin hotel in boston last night. boston came out at least $20 million richer thanks to the romney campaign, nearly making up for the cancelations from storm sandy. here, the democrats gained seats in the legislature and for the first time in 80 years, the democrats will hold a super majority in the state assembly. that means that california minority republicans will have no real power to block insulations. one measure that could come up would be passage of a measure to legalize same sex marriage. senator stein berg says that there's no plan to raise taxes, which republicans say were there number one dinner. >>> following the presidential election, nasdaq fell 74, e.u. leaders scaled back on estimates on growth for next year. >>> in greece, hundreds of protesters clashed with police as the country's parliament prepares to vote on a package of spending cuts. a 48 hour strike is underway with banks, schools, and public offices closed. the prime minister is calling for pensions and holiday hours to be cut, in order to keep receiving bailout funds. >>> with the election behind us, wall
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. >>> from chicago, we turn to boston, and ktvu's rita williams on romney's last effort to unseat president obama. >> reporter: julie, it's already after 1:00 in the morning. a very cold election day here in boston. we were just kicked out of the convention center. as you might be able to see behind me, an overnight security sweep is just starting inside. >> i need your vote. i need your help. walk with me. walk together. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> reporter: mitt romney finished about an hour ago in new hampshire what was to be his final campaign event. after hunting for votes in three other swing states today. but late today he added two rare election day appearances. back again to pennsylvania and ohio. ♪ [ music ] >> we're going to finish strong and bring home a victory. >> reporter: elaine got her phd at cal and has worked in democratic administrations, now teaches at harvard, where romney got his mba and law degree. she says the race is a toss up. >> i do think it's tight. i think the media is being overly cautious, because i think it's an impossible race to call. >> report
an estimated 250,000 people attended his victory rally. >>> from chicago, we turn to boston, and ktvu's rita williams on romney's last effort to unseat president obama. >> reporter: julie, it's already after 1:00 in the morning. a very cold election day here in boston. we were just kicked out of the convention center. as you might be able to see behind me, an overnight security sweep is just starting inside. >> i need your vote. i need your help. walk with me. walk together. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> reporter: mitt romney finished about an hour ago in new hampshire what was to be his final campaign event. after hunting for votes in three other swing states today. but late today he added two rare election day appearances. back again to pennsylvania and ohio. ♪ [ music ] >> we're going to finish strong and bring home a victory. >> reporter: elaine got her phd at cal and has worked in democratic administrations, now teaches at harvard, where romney got his mba and law degree. she says the race is a toss up. >> i do think it's tight. i think the media is being overly cautious, becau
boston. let's begin with ken in chicago with president obama's campaign. >> reporter: this is where president obama will be tonight to hold what his supporters hope will be a victory speech. let's take a quick look at the venue. this is where the president will take to the stage with his family and that of vice president joe biden. what time he makes an appearance depends on the time of the returns. there are seats here for thousands of the president's supporters, most of them will be campaign volunteers, a few of whom president obama thanked this morning when he made a surprise visit to a field office in chicago. he even cold called. >> is this annie? hi, this is barack obama. how are you in i'm doing -- you know... [ laughter ] >> i don't think she knows it's me. >> my name was barack obama. you know, the president of the united states. how are you? you know, can i just say, you were really polite to me when you didn't know who i was. that's so nice. >> reporter: as you can see, it was light work for president obama on this election day afternoon. he even played a game of basketba
will start with the race for the white house. rita williams is in boston but we begin with ken prichard in chicago with the obama campaign. ken. >> reporter: just within the past half hour some of the thousands of president obama supporters have been allowed in this large event venu. many received tickets because they are chicago residents and live in this area and who agreed to travel and hit the road and go to the neighboring battleground states of wisconsin and campaign for the president there in the last few days. the president wants to thank them. there are many states that are intense. pennsylvania, the romney campaign is focused on that the obama campaign is not truly a contest. a short time ago, we talked to democratic national committee communications director brad woodhouse and he says the final campaign day stop by romney is something that he doesn't blame romney for trying but pennsylvania is not a state where romney has a fighting chance. >> well, i don't think so. david axelrod put it best, pennsylvania is a prayer, not a plan for the romney campaign. it is a state that i
the president's spoke. he backed on to the take in boston alone and thanks his supporters and voters. stay with the abc7 morning news coming up, we go live to chicago for a wrap of the race for president and a look at where president obama and mitt romney go from here. >>> californians overcame decades of anti-tax sentiment and approved prop 30 to rescue schools and avoid drastic funding cuts. with most of the votes counted you can see the measure to add sales tax increase and hike taxes on high income earners projected to have won. the race has been called. stay with abc7 morning news, amy hollyfield will have more on this at 6:30. >>> two more top state propositions prop 34 appears to have been defeated it would replace the death penalty in california with life without parole voters rejected prop 32 banning unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. >> democrats in sacramento will have a super majority or two thirds in the state assembly. speaker perez says the assembly should have 54 democrats still not clear if the state senate will have a super
right to leigh glaser. >> leigh: temperatures near the east coast, from new york towards boston, in the 30s. folks, a little clipper is going to come down out of canada and that's going to bring some very cold air so washington, dc, only 52 tomorrow. barely out of the 40s for new york and boston, and then as we head into tuesday night and wednesday, another nor easter delves just off the coast, and that's going to mean more wind and more rain in those particular areas. we here on our coast, enjoying almost summerlike temperatures. we'll look at 70s 70s and 80s in the forecast in a bit. >> ama: the last weekend before election day and the presidential candidates are focusing on the battleground states. the latest abc news washington post poll shows the race is tied at 48% each. abc news reporter is live in washington, dc tonight with a look at the final campaign crunch. >> they call it a battleground but the president and mitt romney have very similar schedules and they're spending time and lots of it in key states likely to determine the outcome of this election. >> the countdow
york towards boston, in the 30s. folks, a little clipper is going to come down out of canada and that's going to bring some very cold air so washington, dc, only 52 tomorrow. barely out of the 40s for new york and boston, and then as we head into tuesday night and wednesday, another nor easter delves just off the coast, and that's going to mean more wind and more rain in those particulars. areas. we here on our coast, enjoying almost summerlike temperatures. we'll look at 70s 70s and 80s in the forecast in a bit. >> ama: the last weekend before election day and the presidential candidates are on focusing on the battleground states. the latest abc news washington post poll shows the race is tied at 48% each. abc news reporter is live in washington, dc tonight with a look at the final campaign crunch. >> they call it a battleground but the president and mitt romney have very similar schedules and they're spending time and lots of it in key states likely to determine the outcome of this election. >> the countdown is on, president obama and mitt romney traveled from one swing state to ano
candidates. randall pinkston is with mitt romney in boston and bigad shaban is in the president's home city of chicago. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkston in boston. underscoring just how close this election is expected to be, the first town of the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: dixville notch gave 5 votes to each, president obama and mitt romney. romney will vote and then hit the campa
's start with rita williams live in boston. that's where mitt romney's campaign is planning for a victory party. >> reporter: party planners have had to plan for any eventity, a tie, a win, or a loss. if there's a loss, they will turn the lights down real low and that confetti will, will you probably never see it. >> i'm just going to get the regular quarter pounder, without cheese. and a baked potato. >> now, mitt romney may not be very hungry tonight. and one of his last campaign stops today, he and his runningmate paul ryan ordered fast food in cleveland in that important battleground state of ohio. polls show president obama had the tinyist of lead going into this election day. >> i expect it to be more tired. given the number of events and hours and i think i got energy for the people that i spent time with, whether at the rope line or the rallies. when you have ten thousand people cheering you, you get a real boost from it. >> now, let me show you this video. the plane carrying mitt romney landed here in boston. and the governor had just returned from that swing from a day of campa
this morning in boston. freezes temperatures and dark skies. the reality of being president was over. after mitt romney made his concession speech he made a decision to stay over night here. >> it is a moving target when you are working with the secret service. we didn't expect them to stay over night. >> reporter: supporters were left trying to figure out how republicans win next time. >> republican party needs to get their house in order. leave women alone. >> reporter: the winner here was boston. boston came out at least $20 million richer thanks to the romney campaign. 50 rooms for just family and staff, other hotels also at capacity, taxis and restaurants afull and the airports -- restaurants full and the airports doubled. >> reporter: just about making up for all the money lost last week from the cancellations during hurricane sandy. rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >> coming up, with the election behind him, the next battle could be working through grid lock in congress. we will go inside the struggle with senator dianne feinstein. >>> the votes are trickling in but as it stands t
had only written one speech when he came into boston on his campaign plane this afternoon and that was a victory speech. obviously he did not give that speech to be the. a very disappointed mitt romney. this is his second run for the white house. and as we told you earlier this evening, his father george romney, when he was secretary of hud and i worked on capitol hill in the early 70s he made a run for the white house in 1968 when he was governor of michigan. mitt romney always says he wish he could fulfill his father's dream and for him to be elected president. but we've seen tonight obviously that has not happened. mitt romney has made it clear that he will not run for president again as i said this is his second run for the presidency. but he says he will remain in politics. he will be a strong political voice in this country. now some of his supporters here as you see are already beginning to leave. some told me this evening after it was projected that mitt romney had lost that they in their words not mine. said that they expected four more years of the same gridlock
, nancy. jan crawford has been covering the romney campaign. she is in boston tonight. jan? >> well, scott, governor romney just landed here about an hour ago after making campaign stops in that key state of ohio and in pennsylvania. he talked to reporters on the way back on the plane and he said he felt good about this campaign. they hadn't left anything in the locker room and that he thinks they're going to win. he said he just finished his victory speech. he's not written a concession speech. now, the mood inside the campaign tonight, scott, is one of cautious optimism, i'd say. but there is a little bit of nervousness and here's why: campaign sources that i'm talking with tonight say they are encouraged by the high numbers of republican turnout they're seeing in these swing states like ohio, florida, virginia. they believe that will outperform john mccain in 2008. that's the key to this election. they really had to run up the score in those areas. but here's where the nervousness comes in. they're also seeing some of the president's turnout in some of those democratic areas like in nor
they will close in ottawa, montana, and utah. alaska closes at 1:00 a.m. eastern time. we're in boston where the romney headquarters is located. the president and his team is in chicago. we're at the rnc headquarters in washington, d.c. and on capitol hill where the democrats are gathering and all evening we will show you the latest results. these are actual numbers. these are not projections as we track the key house, senate, and gov.'s races as well as the presidential race and you can keep track of all this on our website. this is the only network that gives you a forum to express your views in what is happening with results tonight and you can do so by giving us a phone call. the number is 202-730-triples 32. [inaudible] you can also join us on our twitter page. #cspan2012. we will get that in a couple of minutes. john boehner is here and let's get to some of the latest results. >> ap is calling some states in the presidential contest. let's start with new hampshire and take a look at the results. with 20% of precincts reporting, president obama has 55%. mitt romney at 44%. let's move on
to say, as a guy from boston, seemed like a pretty good game to me. >> i'll say this, the first two games yesterday were terrific. that game just sent us to bed early. thank you for that. >> thanks. >>> now, to a deadly boat accident that happened just off the coast of florida. a woman is dead and several more were hurt after a boat capsized near pompano beach, florida. the group was back from a thanksgiving diving trip. and bazi kanani has the story. >> reporter: witnesses say the wave came out of nowhere. >> it was windy. there were waves rolling in. >> reporter: the force, apparently so intense, water went over the 45-foot catamaran, tossing the 21 divers and 2 crew members onboard into the ocean. >> chaos. people just in the water and stuff. it's like unbelievable. >> reporter: and rolling the massive boat upside down. >> the wave caught it from behind and it flipped, as he was coming in the harbor. >> reporter: investigators say one woman was killed after she was trapped beneath the capsized boat. other passengers, many with injuries, climbed out of the water and on to the overturned
in boston for the mad dash both candidates have. >>> the last minute push presiden >>> we got everybody covered today withly doppler 7 hd which is quiet, picking up dry air we have fog in the north bay valleys, record high temperatures, that in jut a few minutes. >>> -- your voice, your vote only one day left, president obama is bringing out star power before americans go to the polls. the president campaigned in ohio last night, the tate that many say will likely determine -- the state that many say will likely determine who wins. top celebrities will be out like brews springsteen, lady gaga and jay-z. romney campaign is focusing on voter turn out. -- >> reporter: good morning. today is the final day of campaigning. both sides think they can win. president obama is focused on three crucial midwest states. mitt romney hits up four states today. mitt romney is closing the campaign promising voters bipartisanship and real change. >> i'll indeficienter to find good men and women on -- old sides of the aisle who care more about the country than about politics. >> reporter: with polls showin
to boston on how the romney camp is responding this morning. >>> our time is 5:32. there are a lot of things to talk about number wise this morning. we have ktvu claudine wong here to show us in detail about the numbers. >> reporter: that is right. let's take you over to the map. this is our congressional districts in the bay area. i want to take you over to the 15th district. we have an upset here. this is pete starks district and has been since the vietnam era. he is the longest serving member of congress. it seems the era is over. let's show you the latest numbers coming from that district. it shows democrat ere rake stall -- erik stallwell the winner of that. the gap became apparent overnight. about one-third this morning he pleaded a thank you to supporters. his win in part being attributed to a top tier system. all right let's take you back to the map. we want to talk about the other close races. let's talk about what has happened in the third district. he is the winner there. the race closer than expected to be. some people say it was so close that his challenger republican wasn't rea
states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is the register office and they are giving away the i voted stickers here. you can see behind me there areelection workers waiting here for cars to drive on through. they have the setup for pool's convenience and these election workers are greeting the voters and take ballots as they dr
in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkston in boston. underscoring just how close this election is expected to be, the first town of the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: margaret dixon, new dixville notch, new hampshire, gave five votes each to president and mitt romney. romney will vote and then hit the campaign trail rallying supporters in cleveland and pittsburg to get them out to the polls. romney said momentum is on his side. >> these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. >> yes, sir! >> it's evident by the size of these crowds like this tonight, my goodness. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: romney says he will deliver the change the president promised but failed to do. another location in new hampshire ee linked, president obama 23, mitt romney 9 and a libertarian got 1 vote. back to you. >> thank you. >>> in just about 30 minutes ago, vice president joe biden and his wife jill biden cast their votes in delaware. >>> there's also a big battle over co
. >> paul ryan starts his day in iowa and then he will go to ohio. >> reporting live in boston i am in the lee smith. >> we are waiting for mitt romney to appear at this campaign rally in orlando, florida. this is the first lawsuit that has been filed in florida as they ended early voting yesterday. some of the polling places opened up on sunday and there were four hour wait times. the republican legislator cut back to eight days so we are seeing the first ballots already filed. >> this is quite an orlando welcome. thank you very much. i am so looking forward to getting a chance to work with your senator. i also appreciate the great leadership of the governor. thank you. >> you know him as the chief financial officer of your state. he is the commissioner of agriculture. >> will like to remind you that will have live coverage on kron4.com >> will have extended live coverage on election night tomorrow night started at 8:00 p.m. >> the weather will not be a factor so you have no reason to not go out and vote. >> it will be 15 to 20 degrees warmer from how we normally are for november.
in massachusetts where he was governor tomorrow night. the scene is already being set at the boston convention center where romney will either celebrate a win, concede or continue to wait. meantime president obama's campaign ends tomorrow in his adopted home toun of chicago where democratic volunteers made their final calls on the 2012 campaign. when all is said and done, the focus will be on swing states, and one in particular. reporter nicole collins reports on the candidates' final push for ohio and why it is so pif toll. >> thank you, ohio. what a welcome. thank you. >> oh. oh. >> battleground, ohio, it's 18 e lek trorl college votes and reputation for picking president haves the candidates clam moring for its undecided voters. >> america's got a choice to make. you in ohio, you've already been making the choice because you've got early vote. >> between vote campaigns, more than 40 visits in the last six months, and a combined $116 million on advertising, now they hope their investments lead to high voter turnout. >> i want to make sure that we get everyone to the polls either now or on tu
romney is still campaigning even today a family schmidt reports from boston. >> tonight mitt romney hostas election night rally here in boston. he is still on the campaign trail hoping to rain in some critical undecided votes in the critical swing states. >> a high-energy rally in new hampshire topped off an exhausting day on the campaign trail for republican challenger mitt romney. >> your primary vote put me on the pack to win the republican nomination. (cheers & applause) and tomorrow your boats and your work right here in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the nine states. >> he talked scotched the country yesterday getting crucial swing states conform to a visitor to a pile. attacking present obama on his record and citing his credentials as a businessman who knows what takes to fix the comet. >> file not in my time time try to pass partisan legislation does not relate it to jobs. from day one i will help americans get back to work. >> it is one of the closest presidential a legend and history. from the has to morning and read stops in ohio. a state many co
, particularly to fort lauderdale and boston. but otherwise, flights seem to be on schedule. we're checking in as frequently as we can with the big boards to see how flights are coming in and out. it's not just our weather here. it's weather in other parts of the country. we have an update to get an update -- we're going too get an update about how -- to get an update on how things are going here. we will continue to see how your travel plans are going. we'll have more live reports for you throughout the morning and day. for now we're live at sfo, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. we're also tracking the thanksgiving travel rush in the south bay. this is what passengers were dealing with early this morning at mineta. passengers are being warned that weather could cause for delays and make for longer travel lines getting to the airport. >>> if you are about to head out, give yourself extra time. the rain, wet roads. it's dangerous driving. this happened in oakland overnight. this driver lost control because of the -- because of the rain. this is on 8 8 -- this is on 880. t
. coming up at 5:42 we will go live to boston where romney will spend election day. >>> right now it's 4:47. we want to check in on bay area traffic on this monday morning. sal, doesn't it feel like you got a lot more sleep with that extra hour? >> an extra hour for people in our business? gold. it's gold. so this morning i'm feeling a little good. that is good. >> i know. i feel so much more awake. >> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at the commute. right now traffic is moving along very well. i think a lot of people will be joining us because people who wakeup this early are used to seeing a very nice commute westbound 80 that traffic looks good coming in from vallejo all the way to the bay bridge toll plaza. there are no major problems. this is a look at the toll plaza itself. traffic is moving along nicely. right on through. so it's just likely to be a little bit better in the early morning hours as people might be a little more awake. if you are driving in san jose northbound 280 that traffic looks good. 4:47 steve. your platform when you run for president is? >> one time
the returns from his hometown of chicago. mitt romney's campaign will await the results in boston. the republican nominee finished his campaign in new hampshire. he says president obama failed to deliver the change he promised. romney says his plan will deliver that change. >> if you, like me, believe we can do better, and if you believe america should be on a better course, if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote and to work for real change and make that happen tomorrow! >> reporter: the president and governor romney raised a combined $2 billion on the campaign trail. >> so tara, the national polls show a dead heat. but we all know it comes down to the electoral college. where do the numbers stand heading into this race right now? >> reporter: 270 key electoral votes. if you look at the number of maps, they're all over the board. but if you take the real clear average, they have president obama at 201 and mitt romney at 191. now, you've got 11 swing states with 46 electoral votes. all of the races very close, including within a margin of error. and that includes oh
to join president obama tahman bradley joins us live. >> reporter: good afternoon from boston the most expensive election in history is in the hands of voters. mitt romney on the ground in ohio, hunting for last minute votes. they cast their ballots this morning hoping republicans in key swing states do the same, heading out for a final push in pennsylvania and ohio romney was brimming with confidence about his chances in the buckeye state. >> feel great about ohio. >> reporter: the romney campaign needs to overcome president obama's advantage. poll shows mr. obama a three point edge many romney tracked a large -- large crowd last night. >> your votes and your work in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: president obama and the first lady are home in chicago. the president stopped by a local campaign office. >> you have to tell the team that i appreciate them. >> reporter: the president ended his reelection bid an emotional rally last night in iowa. >> the president: to all of you who lived and breathed the hard work of change i want t
, they had a pretty optimistic view on the night. going into that boston that day we felt we had a good chance as winning it was a shock when we didn't. >> ryan said he does not support raising taxes under any circumstance something that is now being discussed. he says the good thing about losing, spending time with his family last week. >>> governor brown plans to appear at a uc regents meeting in san francisco to urge officials to control cost and avoid another fee hike. regents shelfed a series of proposed hikes for now scheduled to vote on them today. the governor visited the board of trustees meeting yesterday that panel decided to postpone a fee increase. brown says both systems must keep a lid on coasts a week after voters an -- on costs a week after voters approved prop 30. >>> supermarket workers return to their jobs after a 10 day strike against raley's. members struck a tentative deal with raley's and nob hill yesterday. a spokesman called it a resounding victory for supermarket workers. the chain says the contract provided it with the savings it needed to stay competitive. >
every one of the 12 crucial battleground states. around 1 a.m. eastern romney spoke in boston to let them know he made a concession call to the president. >> i just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor said it was time to put aside partisan bickering and work together for the good of the country. >> this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> reporter: the number reelected president the night in -- the newly reelected president spent the night in chicago. the first family returns to the white house at 5:30 this morning. >>> california especially the bay area saw tough congressional races, including one upset due to new primary runoff system. katie marzullo joins us with a closer look. >> reporter: this is the house of representatives map. here's what won't surprise you, blue, blue, blue, the whole bay area voting democrat. we want to focus on three races starting in district thr
-span. but what soldiers now placed on century duty on the road in and out of boston and on guard outside the homes, officials and with british artillery now aimed at the town house of the general court, it is easy to understand why many boston residents felt threatened by the occupation. many he is how some soldiers try to stir up racial tensions in their town. not everyone in boston is white. for instance, with an -- within a month and there are rival, three british officers had been discovered encouraging some african american slaves in boston to attack their white masters. one of the stock officers assured these black bostonians that the soldiers were there to procure their freedom and that with their help and assistance, we should be able to drive all the liberty bowl is to the devil. while that slaves he talked to ignore these lies, the british army was not there to free the slaves. several white residents marched complaints -- loged complaints. >> colonial life in british occupied boston, saturday night at 8:00 eastern, part of a holiday weekend now through monday morning on c-span
felt threatened. soldiers tried to stir up racial tension. of course, not everyone in boston is white. within a month of their arrival, three british officers are discovered encouraging african american slaves in boston to attack their white masters. one of those drunken officers assured the black bostonians that the soldiers had come to procure their freedom. with their help, they should be able to drive the liberty boys to the devil. the british army is not in boston to free the slaves. several white residents lodge complaints. captain wilson and his friends had engaged in a dangerous act to foment slave dissatisfaction. >> a discussion on how veterans are treated when returning from war. we will hear from: paul and general stanley mcchrystal, former commander of troops in -- colon powell and general stanley mcchrystal. this is about an hour-and-a- half. [applause] >> thank you for being here. this is a marvelous idea. there is an appetite in america for big ideas that unite us. >> a larger idea that we should all be thinking about is how we treat our returning veterans from the two
, destroyed 55 homes and damaged more than 120 others. there are growing concerns now that the city of boston is sitting on thousands of underground gas leaks, and several are big enough to set off an explosion like the one in san bruno. molly line live in boss upon -- boston for us now. >> reporter: a new study released by boston university shows they found more than 3,000 leaks, and it raises concerns about everything from air quality to a rare risk of an explosion. there were two explosions across the country earlier this month, one a multistory building that was leveled in springfield, massachusetts, and another deadly blast out in indianapolis reminding all of us of just how powerful natural gas can be. and while the blast here in massachusetts was caused by human error, a pipe that was hit by a drill, the study conducted by boston university raises concerns about the aging infrastructure of one of the nation's oldest cities and just how quickly the old pipes here in boston can be replaced. now, while the majority of leakr nathan phillips and his team found six locations where levels wer
will be on for the battleground states. emily is joining us live from boston. >> hello from boston. we are hearing the sound system and they're putting up the lights. by the time mitt romney arrived here tomorrow all of his campaigning will be over. he stated that this is his final job is to have people get out the vote. this is designed to how close this boat is in a deeply divided country. >> this was the chance from the crowd at the first campaign event of his last day. one more day until they would like to see him go as president elect. florida is a battle ground states. >> we can't begin a better tomorrow, to mark. with the help from the people from florida we can do this. national polls show that this election is dead blocked. >> the federal bailout of the car makers have gave the president and a edge. >> everybody know that he was against saving the car industry. >> republican stated that romney has a chance. >> we lost a lot of jobs last month and our unemployment numbers are below. we do not think this is good enough. >> super storms and they took a toll on romney's momentum. >> this is a good day
'll have a live report from boston coming up where mitt romney will be watching the elections come in. >>> and arizona group has been ordered to reveal who is behind and $11 million contribution to two campaigns in california. the arz-pac is funding campaigns against proposition 30 and for proposition 32 which would limit the ability of unionses to raise money for political causes. >>> california teachers are working phone banks encouraging people to work for proposition 30 and opponents are working equally as hard to encourage a no vote. >> this is all about creating positive learning environments for kids. if we have to take another cut, it will be tremendous. >> the amount of money that will flow into classrooms is way less than what's being advertised in this campaign. >>> time now, 7:33. well, bay area voters are already turning out in record numbers even before election day tomorrow. more than 800,000 residents are voting by mail this year. ktvu's brian flores joining us live from san francisco with more about the election. good morning. >> good morning. arguably one of the more
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